Eskimo Joe rocks out at Flix in the Stix

DESPITE the scorching weather, hundreds of locals turned up for movies and music under the stars as Flix in the Stix went off without a hitch on Friday night.

While official numbers have not yet been tallied, organisers estimate between 700 and 800 people turned up for the second annual event.

With the cool breeze blowing off Lake Wyangan, crowds camped out on picnic blankets and lounged on beanbags to enjoy headline bands Axis of Awesome and Eskimo Joe.

Leeton band 3 Way Lane, who won a competition to play at the event, entertained the masses as they came in.

While last year's strong winds blew in disaster and forced organisers to call off the flix, Friday's balmy calm combined with a whole new stage ensured the short films got a run.

Tour manager Simon Rollin said he was pleased with the turnout.

"Everything went pretty smoothly," Mr Rollin said.

"I think it was great we changed the layout and that really worked.

"I'd like to thank Griffith and the Riverina for their support."

Mr Rollin said it was too early to say whether the event would be back next year.

"I'd like to think we'll be back," he said.

A combination of heat and alcohol proved too much for one audience member, who collapsed and was taken away in an ambulance.

Eskimo Joe closed the night, sending off the crowd with some of their well-known hits.

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